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Program: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)


Resource Number: 3898178
Alternate name: WELFARE, TANF, cash aid

Spanish name: Oportunidad de Trabajo y Responsibilidad Hacia los Ninos

During Coronavirus response period, office is currently closed. Services are still being provided by phone and online at My Benefits CalWIN. InMy Benefits CalWIN select the “Sign In or Create Account” and follow the step-by-step process. Fill out an online application for CalWORKs Cash Aid for Families with Children. (Note: In-person interview is required for CalWORKs.). Individuals and families can purchase groceries online using their Calfresh benefits. CalWORK's receipients may also be able to use their cash benefits to make grocery and other essential purchases online at certain retailers. Currently, can use EBT card to make purchases online at Amazon and Walmart. Click here for details. 

Provides temporary cash assistance for low-income families with children. Also offers employment services and support services to help recipients become self-sufficient. Recipients are automatically eligible for Medi-Cal and may qualify for CalFresh benefits.

Program Phones:
Main Number

Website: www.vchsa.org

Location information
America's Job Center- Simi Valley  
Location: 2900 North Madera Road, Suite 100

Simi Valley, CA 93065
Program Hours:
Santa Paula Blanchard Community Library Hours: Thursday from 5pm - 8pm and the first Saturday of each month from 11am-2pm.

All other offices: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
Disabilities Access: ADA accessible.
Mailing Address: 2900 North Madera Road, Suite 100, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Program Delivery
Eligibility: Must be low-income Ventura County residents who are pregnant or with dependent children(age 18 or under). Applicants must meet income eligibility, assets, and other resources.

The property limit (for example cash, bank accounts, vehicles, homes- although the home you live in is not included) is $2,250 per family or $3,500 per family if a member is over 60 or has disabilities.
Languages: Interpreter services available. , Spanish, English
Application Process: Apply online, call or visit.
Program Fees: No fee
Documents Required: Adults will need to have their fingerprints and a photo taken and must provide the immunization record to prove their children have all the immunizations. Residency, Social Security Number, income, property, school attendance, and child support.
Defined coverage area:
CA-Ventura County

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